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US carry out missile strikes in Syria: many killed

WASHINGTON -UNS: US President Donald Trump ordered a massive military strike against Syria on Thursday in retaliation for a chemical attack with a sarin-like nerve agent which Washington blames on President Bashar al-Assad. According to initials reports many peoples were killed in the strike. A …

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Erdogan blames ‘murderer Assad’ for suspected Syria chemical attack

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday blamed the Syrian government for a suspected chemical weapons attack that killed dozens of people including children, calling President Bashar al-Assad a “murderer”. “Hey murderer Assad, how are you going to escape from their curse?” Erdogan said at …

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Proposed UN resolution on Syria ‘unacceptable’:Russia

MOSCOW -UNS – Russia said Wednesday that a UN resolution put forward by Britain, France and the United States on a suspected chemical attack in Syria was “unacceptable”, after deflecting blame from its ally Damascus. “The text as presented is categorically unacceptable,” foreign ministry spokeswoman …

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‘Real’ Syria peace talks yet to start: UN

GENEVA -UNS/AFP- The UN on Friday said “incremental” progress was made during a fifth round of talks between Syria s warring parties, but warned the “real peace negotiations” had yet to begin. Syrian government and opposition representatives had been “serious and engaged” during the latest …

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Russia expects direct dialogue at intra-Syrian talks in Geneva: FM

MOSCOW -UNS/Xinhua — Moscow expects ample participation of all parties of the Syrian conflict in the intra-Syrian negotiations in Geneva, Switzerland, and hopes they will be able to maintain direct dialogue, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Wednesday. “I hope that all those invited will …

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Bombings, air strikes in Syria rattle Geneva peace talks

A United Nations peace envoy said a militant attack in Syria on Saturday was a deliberate attempt to wreck peace talks in Geneva, while the warring sides traded blame and appeared no closer to actual negotiations. Suicide bombers stormed two Syrian security offices in Homs, …

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US under pressure on Syria ahead of Geneva talks

BONN -AFP/UNS : US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Friday faced a grilling by global peers seeking clarity on Washington’s position on the Syria conflict ahead of UN peace talks in Geneva. On the sidelines of a G20 gathering in Germany, Tillerson joined a …

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Russia, Iran, Turkey agree ‘mechanism’ to ensure Syria truce

Russia, Iran and Turkey, the sponsors of peace talks between Syrian rebels and Damascus, agreed Tuesday to establish a joint “mechanism” to monitor the frail truce in the war-torn country. The sides will “establish a trilateral mechanism to observe and ensure full compliance with the …

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Russia ‘starts to reduce forces’ from Syria

MOSCOW -UNS – Russia is starting to withdraw forces from Syria and its aircraft carrier group will be the first to leave, the Russian armed forces chief says. The announcement comes days after Russia and Turkey negotiated a ceasefire in Syria which is largely holding, …

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Aleppo retaken after evacuation: Syrian Army

ALEPPO  – The army said Thursday it has retaken full control of Syria s devastated second city Aleppo, scoring its biggest victory against opposition forces since the civil war erupted in 2011. The announcement came after a landmark evacuation deal that put an end to …

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